Sugar lobby paid for favourable research from Harvard

SugarIn news that comes as no surprise, it’s been found that the sugar industry paid for research that found sugar didn’t have a role in coronary heart disease.

Harvard nutritionists published two reviews in a top medical journal downplaying the role of sugar in coronary heart disease. Newly unearthed documents reveal what they didn’t say: A sugar industry trade group initiated and paid for the studies, examined drafts, and laid out a clear objective to protect sugar’s reputation in the public eye.

This is why it’s important you critically read all research and ask questions – particularly when the outcomes of a study can benefit one particular group. Also, it highlights that even highly respected institutions like Harvard can be manipulated.

You can read more at Raw Story.

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